Speed Meeting Activity for Communities Addressing Racism

October 27, 2014

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Speed Meeting ActivityThis activity is for programs addressing racism and racial equity, particularly those that are using the Facing Racism in a Diverse Nation discussion guide. This activity can be used whenever people don't know each other and need to connect at any phase of the work, and especially in the organizing phase.

Purpose of activity:

  • To get participants comfortable talking in pairs and about race/ethnicity
  • To allow participants an opportunity to reflect on their past and present experiences
  • To help participants feel more comfortable thinking about their experiences through a racial/ethnic/cultural lens.

Related: Speed meeting activity for communities addressing poverty.


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